|Recall date||March 29, 2018|
On certain vehicles, the bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture.
This could allow the power steering gear assist motor to move, causing the belt to slip which could result in a loss of power steering assist.
A loss of power steering assist would require additional steering effort which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Tesla service centers will replace the aluminum mounting bolts with coated steel bolts and will apply a corrosion-preventative sealer around the gear housing and connecting bolts.
If bolts are found to be broken or break during the removal process, Tesla will also install a new steering gear.